". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Son Who Understands HIs Father

My husband has a birthday coming up. Yesterday the children and I were talking over gift ideas (shhh, don't tell). I reminded them that close on the heels of Dad's birthday is Father's Day, so we need to be talking about LOTS of gift ideas. My daughter Caitlin, a crafty, creative sort (unlike her mother), was trying to think of something she might make for at least one of the days in question. She observed that it's a bit easier to think of things to make for women than for men, seeing as how women, and especially moms, are more likely to appreciate something for aesthetic value alone, whereas men are a bit more utilitarian (sorry if I'm being sexist or painting with too broad a brush). Thinking out loud, she wondered, "What could I make for Dad for Father's Day?"

Without missing a beat, Trevor decisively replied, "A rum punch."


Elephantschild said...

Maybe I'll get Mad Musician some raw meat to cook on the grill for Father's Day.

Or a new package of pipe tobacco!

Or maybe nothing.

Dakotapam said...

I bet Matt would like that very thing!